The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) manages Kentucky’s AmeriCorps national service programs. The commission is a statewide, bipartisan group of up to 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.
The KCCVS was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism and assist in service program development.
KCCVS funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Kentucky General Assembly. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the parent agency for the commission, providing administrative support and oversight.
To engage Kentuckians in volunteerism and service to positively impact our communities.
Executive Director: Joe Bringardner
Operations Officer: Shannon Ramsey
Program Officer: Carie M. Kizziar
Fiscal Grants Officer: Jill Lancaster
Executive Advisor: Linda Harney
Volunteer Generation Fund Manager: Melissa Benton
Data and Training Specialist: Andrew GottWorth
Service Fellow (NSCHC): Ted Kizziar
Service Fellow (Communications): Emily Clark
Interested in applying for the Commission?
Follow the instructions on the Governor's Office Boards and Commissions website (online application portal or PDF). Don't forget to indicate Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) at the top of the form for the board/commission name. For more information, contact Shannon Ramsey.
Kevin Mays, Commission Chairman
Chief Financial Officer, Owl's Head Alloys
Bowling Green/Warren County
Kevin Russell, Commission Vice Chairman
Information Technology Specialist, U.S. Government Fort Knox
Tamara Cox, Commission Secretary
Supervisor/Coordinator, Daniel Boone Community Action Agency
Mt. Vernon/Rockcastle County
Vice Chairman, Republican Party of Kentucky
Director of Campus Ministry, Thomas Moore College
Crestview Hills/Kenton County
Associate, Wilkes & McHugh
Bill Farmer Jr.
President/CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass
Part-time Staff, WaterStep
Retired, State Government
National Director, Service for Peace
Assistant General Counsel, Alliance Coal, LLC
Public Information Officer, Henderson County Schools
College of Education Supervisor, Northern Kentucky University
Student, Xavier University
President, Malcolm Bryant Corporation
Disabilities Resource Coordinator
Retired, State Government
Crystal Kelley, Ex-Officio
Kentucky State Office Director, Corporation for National and Community Service
Pending Appointments/Advisory Committee
Volunteer Coordinator, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
City Manager, City of Paris
President, United Way of Kentucky
Transportation Engineering Branch Manager, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
KCCVS In-Kind Voucher (PDF)
KCCVS In-Kind Voucher (Word)
Travel Voucher (Excel)
Find the current mileage reimbursement rate here.